Demonic beasts are wild animals transformed into ferocious beings during Months of Demons. They assault villages until the Months are over and retreat with first rays of sun. They attack humans and demons alike, had been forcing both sides to reduce fighting during second Battle of Divine Will.
Every year demonic beasts terrorize population of defenceless villages, urging people to hide beyond city's walls, waiting for end of the Months. When it happens, knights move out to kill remaining beasts. After returning home villagers sometimes have to repair broken houses and belongings if beast turned it into den.
Demonic beasts resemble animals they originate from. They have black blood and mutated bodies
Transformation strengthen animal's capabilities making demonic beasts faster, stronger or more durable. Without elite forces, such as knights, or walls' protection it is hard for regular people to deal with them. Their intelligence rarely changes what make traps effective countermeasure against demonic beasts.
Invasion on Hermes Edit
Every year a horde of demonic beasts invades Old and, more recently, New Holy Cities. To withstand it Church concluded an Agreement on Months of Demons with Four Kingdoms, which obliges the latter to send forces in the fight against beasts.
Known species Edit
- Demonic bear
- Demonic bison
- Demonic boar: back fur become tough and impenetrable for crossbows within 50 meters.
- Demonic wolf: increased speed.